Stockman began her career as an elementary teacher and also gained experience at the high-school level before she settled into her role as a middle school English language arts teacher. During her 12-year tenure, she earned a citation for excellence in teaching from the New York State Board of Regents, served as a Christa McAuliffe fellow, and assumed a variety of leadership positions within her district.
Stockman later became a coordinator on the instructional resources team at Erie 1 BOCES. She then founded the WNY Young Writers’ Studio in Buffalo, and became an international independent professional learning facilitator.
Over the past 15 years, Stockman has served teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts to create quality curricula and assessments and to improve instructional practice.
She has also taught at the graduate level and has experience with supervising student teachers.
Stockman has published four books in the field of education, including her book released in September, “Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom: Reluctance, Resistance, and Strategies that Make a Difference.”
She earned her teaching certification from SUNY Fredonia and completed a master’s degree at SUNY Buffalo State.
Stockman lives in Kenmore with her husband, John. They enjoy spending time with their daughters, Laura and Nina, as well as their pet Labrador retrievers. She also enjoys gardening and traveling.